Elderflower 25g


These herbs are sold for magickal purposes and not for human consumption. All herbs purchased are cleansed and magically charged on my altar prior to dispatch.

The Elder tree, common to every hedge in England, is one of the most magical plants in the hedge-witches repertoire. Old names like Holler, Hylder, Hyllantree, and the German word Holunder or Hylde Moer, as she was known in Denmark, all refer to an ancient Goddess to whom the Elder-tree was sacred, in times gone by. It was believed that the Elder tree was inhabited by a tree-dryad, which  could be kind or fierce, depending on how it was treated. Those who respected the Elder tree and never cut its branches were protected and blessed, but this could not be said for those who dared to cut into the sacred wood. 

The magnificient Elder is a very magical tree and sacred to the Great Goddess, who presides over the mysteries of life, death and rebirth. The Elder symbolises fertility and rejuvenation as well as the realm of magic and healing. It is a great tree of protection, and the carefully gathered twigs of it were often pinned over the doors to ward off evil spirits. It is grown close to the home to benefit from its healing and protective powers and to protect the farm against lightening flashes. But above all, Elder trees are linked to the realm of the fairies and it was said that one might see their procession passing by if one hid in an Elder grove on St. John's night (drinking some Elder champagne).

DISCLAIMER this products carries no guarantees of magical results. It is important that the necessary mundane work is done alongside the magical work. This is sold to be used magickally and not to be consumed.